Cannot download Windows Server 2012 updates

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Windows Server 2012
My VM (VirtualBox) is running Windows Server 2012. I'm trying to download the updates - it's connected and everything but when I tried to download it, it's stuck at 0%. I'm not sure what do to here. I restarted the Windows Update Service to no avail. What can I do?
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Stop the Windows Update service.
net stop wuauserv

Delete the Windows Update cache directory 
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution.
Remove-Item -Recurse -Force C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution


Restart the computer. (On one machine it required several restarts to actually get everything deleted from this directory, so keep trying if necessary.)

Run Windows Update manually again. It will fail almost instantly and offer to run a diagnostic tool. Download the tool and allow it to run.

The tool will find and fix some problems. At this point, run Windows Update manually again. Windows Update should work this time.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    Did this happen erstwhile? Is there antivirus installed? Have you updated recently? Hope yes, check that if the antivirus's rule/ policy is not the cause for this issue. 
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